My life in France


David and I started out a little after 7 this morning on the 3-mile loop that takes us to Taizé. As we came upon this very old house that faces ours across the graveyard of the 12th-century Notre Dame church, I noticed the shadow of  a church  crucifix on the wall – a good start to our ‘pilgrimage’ to morning prayer at Taizé.

Life in the French countryside is just fabulous – and I’m not saying this to make my poor, long-suffering spouse (who had to return to the U.S. last week) feel bad. This week, I’m participating more in the life of the Taizé ‘communauté’ – taking a morning class and acting as the A.M. ‘infirmary chauffeur’ (since I am among the few who have a car here).

The Internet was down last night – DNS problems – so no post yesterday, and Monday was spent adjusting to my new, full morning schedule, cooking lunch (omelets of tomato, onion and emmental, with salade) and trying to deal with some leftover U.S. business. It is very easy, in this quiet, meditative life to just let things go – including the need to blog


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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3 Responses to My life in France

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not working for someone else has advantages. You have to do so much garbage to make money in the US economy these days, an economy based on any kind of merit is like a vacation.

  2. Roger says:

    Glad your getting to have a nice long stay in France. Think you could get used to living over this side of the pond?

  3. cg says:

    Roger – yes, yes, yes…! we’ll be back in September in all likelihood. I’d move tomorrow if not for some ties that bind…

    Not sure how much merit rates in France vs. U.S., but it is certainly possible to live very pleasantly… maybe it’s a ‘grass is greener’ thing.

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